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Large fire breaks out at Indianapolis recycling facility

The fire started Friday afternoon at a facility on Holt Road
Posted at 5:55 PM, Apr 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-01 12:30:24-04

All crews left the scene around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Wayne Township Fire Department.

Five employees at OmniSource were monitored for injury and smoke exposure while they used cranes to move the pile of metal, according to the fire department.

A Stay at Home order has been lifted on the city's southwest side after firefighters have declared the large fire at OmniSource to be declared "under control."

According to a press release from the Wayne Township Fire Department, operations will continue throughout the night at the 80,000 ton pile of metal is moved to allow for fire streams to fully cool and extinguish the fire.

No firefighter injuries have been reported at this fire and there were no injuries from the staff at OmniSource either.

EMS crews with the fire department continue to monitor the safety of the crane operators that are assisting in the moving of the material for firefighters.


INDIANAPOLIS — A large fire at a recycling facility led to an enormous plume of smoke on the city's southwest side Friday afternoon.

Several fire departments including Speedway, Wayne Township and IFD were called to the scene at Omni Source Recycling, on S. Holt Road.

A cause for the blaze or any injuries is unknown at this time.